Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 29, 2013

Second Chance ready to rock


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — The alternating clouds and sunshine on Saturday made for delightful weather conditions at the start of the 2013 Second Chance Rocks the two Virginias concert featuring Justin Moore, Craig Campbell, Shooter Jennings, Clare Dunn, Folk Soul Revival and Dee Jay Silver. The bring-your-own-lawn-chair proved just the thing for fans who started to queue up outside the gates for the concert about 90 minutes before the Mitchell Stadium gates opened at noon.

“Check out the weather,” A.J. Robinson said as she worked her way through various parts of the concert venue making last minute adjustments just before the gates opened. “We had a great gala last night, and we’re ready for a great show today!”

“We’re praying for clouds so we can get a little shade, but it’s not too bad,” Steve Barrett said. Barrett, the head coach of the men’s soccer team at Concord University, didn’t categorize himself as a “great fan” of country music, “but ask me again after the show is over,” he added.

Barrett and his wife, Tina Barrett decided to volunteer to work the concert this year. Tina, a native of Michigan, is a teacher in the Raleigh County School System and Steve is a native of Colchester, England, on the southeast coast. “I came all the way from England to volunteer at this concert,” he said with a smile.

“You gotta get you one of those hats,” Danny Robinson said while driving his four-wheeler from the east to the west entrance of the stadium. “A pink one.”

For more news on the concert, see Sunday’s edition of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.